Bay State College

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Bay State College
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Bay State College (also known as Bay State or BSC) is a private for-profit college[1] located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, the state's capital city.[2]

Founded in 1946, Bay State College specializes in career-focused programs, specifically in business, information technology and healthcare. The college currently offers 15 bachelor's degree programs and concentrations, 8 associate degree programs, 1 certificate program, 2 graduate program partnerships, and 7 minors.[3]

Bay State College has three divisions: Day, Evening and Online. In 2013, the college established a satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts as part of its Evening Division.

History[edit]

Bay State College opened in 1946 to serve a single industry, the airlines, by providing students with hands-on skills and paying particular attention to a strong educational foundation. Then as now, the College was known for its small classes, individual attention, and focus on specific careers.[4]

In 1961, Bay State College moved to its current location in the Back Bay — in the heart of the city, but close to hospitals, businesses, shopping, fashion and entertainment.[5]

In 1975, Bay State College was initially authorized to grant associate degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1989, Bay State became accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In 2004, Bay State College was authorized by the state and NEASC to grant bachelor's degrees in Business, Fashion, and Entertainment Management.[6]

Guiding Principles[edit]

Mission Statement[7][edit]

Bay State College prepares students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support.

Bay State College accomplishes this through its commitment to providing

  • an affordable, private education
  • a supportive, caring staff and faculty
  • a hands-on learning environment
  • a community embracing diversity
  • a faculty with real-world experience
  • an education beyond the classroom
  • a culture of social and ethical responsibility
  • a results-driven approach to student success

Core Values[8][edit]

Quality, Respect and Support.

Vision Statement[9][edit]

Bay State College will be the college of choice in our region for career minded students and employers who seek well educated graduates in our disciplines.

Accreditation[edit]

Bay State College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.[10]

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits schools and colleges in the six new England states. Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.[11]

Medical Assisting Program Accreditation[edit]

Bay State College's Certificate program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and prepares students for the national certification exams like the Medical Assisting Registration Exam (RMA) of the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam of the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).[12]

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Accreditation[edit]

Bay State College's Associate in Science Degree program in Physical Therapist Assistant is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). In order to be eligible to practice as a PTA in Massachusetts, graduates must take the national licensure examination.[13]

Nursing Program Accreditation[edit]

Bay State College’s Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The associate degree Nursing Program was granted full approval status by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing on November 12, 2014.[14]

Academics[edit]

Bay State College currently has 3 divisions – Day, Evening and Online – and offers 15 bachelor's degree programs and concentrations, 8 associate degree programs, 1 certificate program, 2 graduate program partnerships, and 7 minors.[15]

Bachelor's Degree Programs[16][edit]

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice: Domestic and International Security Concentration
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology: IT Project Management Concentration
  • Information Technology: Web and Mobile Development Concentration
  • Management
  • Management: Fashion Industry Concentration
  • Management: Finance Concentration
  • Management: Healthcare Management Concentration
  • Management: Hospitality Management Concentration
  • Management: Human Resource Management Concentration
  • Management: Management Information Systems Concentration
  • Management: Marketing Concentration
  • Management: Music Industry Concentration
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)

Associate Degree Programs[17][edit]

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Retail Business Management

Certificate Programs[18][edit]

  • Medical Assisting

Graduate Program Partnerships[19][edit]

  • New England College of MBA Partnership
  • Salve Regina Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security Partnership

Minors[20][21][edit]

  • Audio Production
  • Economics
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baystate.edu/about-baystate/governance/
  2. ^ "Bay State College Appoints New President". Bay State College. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Bay State College Programs". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  5. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  7. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  8. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  9. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  10. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  11. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  12. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  13. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  14. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  15. ^ "Bay State College Programs". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  16. ^ "Bay State College Programs". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  17. ^ "Bay State College Programs". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  18. ^ "Bay State College Programs". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  19. ^ "Bay State College Programs". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  20. ^ "Bay State College Retail Business Management". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  21. ^ "Bay State College Business Administration". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′08″N 71°04′38″W / 42.3521°N 71.0771°W / 42.3521; -71.0771